Category: Gideons International

Gideons, begone! Calgary hospitals may banish the Bible

CALGARY – Bibles in bedside tables may become a thing of the past inside patient rooms at Calgary hospitals. If the policy is approved, Gideon Bible, a bedside staple provided by Gideons International, will be removed from all hospital rooms in the city and the Calgary Health Region will ban all distribution and display of any printed religious materials in hospitals. Banning The Bible Gideons bibles barred in these hotel rooms Some hotel nightstands looking beyond the Bible Research resources on religious freedom, tolerance, and intolerance The policy, which is still under review, has drawn both acceptance and criticism from

Gideons bibles barred in these hotel rooms

Associated Press, Apr. 30, 2003 http://www.azcentral.com/ ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – When Atlantic City’s billion-dollar Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa opens this summer, its rooms will be missing one item. The casino’s owners have barred the local chapter of Gideons International from placing copies of the Bible in its 2,002 rooms. It’s the first time an Atlantic City casino has established such a policy. A casino spokesman says the decision was made because the casino expects to attract a diverse customer base. The Bible Scriptures secretary for the Gideons’ Atlantic County chapter says he understands the casino’s stance. But he also